As 2020 ends.. 2021 begins
So much has happened in 2020 not only for and with me, but for and with all of you too.
For those who don’t know too much about me. I used to get sick with pneumonia and collapsed lungs every other month or so especially when it was cold having me being hospitalized for weeks at a time.
At the beginning of this year I had experienced and gone through a really dark rocky path with my life. It had taken awhile for me to get through it, but I did pull through.
I was and also am very fortunate to have the support system I have because if it weren’t for them I personally don’t know where I would be today or even if I would be here today.
2020 has tested me a lot mentally and after some time I have found many answers in solitude. My mental health has been and is still a work in progress... I personally have seen a significant difference of improvement with not only my mental health, but with my physical health as well this year, 2020. I went from being hospitalized several times out of the year to the last time being hospitalized for pneumonia was in June, 2019.
The reason I am sharing this with you is because I want you to know that there is a way when there seems no way. This year 2020 has been tough for many of us and I know times still look uncertain and scary for some so please try to take care of yourself especially mentally, because our mental health affects our physical health so much. What is it you enjoy doing?.. is it reading, listening to music, working out, writing... there is so many options we have around us. Sure, we might have to adapt with some things, but we have to find a way to keep ourselves busy and enjoy our own company once in awhile.
Try to rest and find time for yourself today.. our mental health is so important we often times get so busy with our daily lives we don’t really think and reflect on many things with our conscious mind. Pay attention to your thoughts, your emotions, your reactions, your perceptions... everything.
I was and am fortunate for my support system and now that I have made it this far... I want to return my gratitude and start to be there for you in any way I possibly can. I created this website, I started my own YouTube journey, and I am trying to find ways to help create content that I feel can help you on my social media accounts too.
Who I am today wasn’t built overnight. It took a lot to get through a lot. Don't wish you could change the past because you would also erase all your wisdom in the present. Let go of the disappointment and remember the lesson.
For anyone who is going through a tough time right now and has thoughts about giving up, don’t. I don’t know your story and I don’t know what it is you are currently battling in your life, but if this means anything to you.. I have thought about quitting and giving up completely on life and at the areas I would tell myself “it won’t get better.. this is happening and now that is happening...” I can say that with time and with a little more “perseverance” I am so glad I held on.
Little changes from “I can’t” to “I can” really does go a far way. The most simplest things really is what makes such a significant difference for us. Whatever it is you think about with your thoughts.. you can also change and think new thoughts. When life tries to knock you down, you have to get back up. When life gives you a health scare or even a new diagnosis, you can’t give up. When life’s strong winds are going against you and puts out your light, you flip the script and turn on your light within. Whatever it is life throws at you, challenges you with, breaks you down with etc.. YOU CAN’T GIVE UP!
PS: I am so proud of you for making it this far in your life. I know it isn’t easy to push through your silent battles, get through your private cry’s, and push through the times you felt like giving up but refused to quit.